Early Years Learning Framework


The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is the national learning framework that ensures children in all early childhood settings experience quality teaching and learning. There is an emphasis on play based learning and children developing the skills and dispositions that will help them become life long learners. The framework has been designed for educators to work in partnerships with families, recognising them as the child’s first and most influential educators.

The concepts of Belonging, Being and Becoming are fundamental to the EYLF. These concepts recognise that children are connected to family, community, culture and place. Learning occurs through relationships and connections as they interact and come to understand the world in which they live.  Belonging, Being and Becoming allows for children being present in the moment, engaging with lifes joys and complexities, and meeting the challenges of every day life. It also recognises the process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children grow and develop.

The EYLF has five learning outcomes which we, as educators, work towards with all the children here at PHWMCC. these outcomes are:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators.

The EYLF recognises that all children’s learning is ongoing and each child will progress towards the outcomes in different and equally meaningful ways. Educators plan their programs for each day with each child and the learning outcomes in mind.